The Global Recruiter UK Summit 2018

8th March, 2018 - 30 Euston Square

The Global Recruiter UK Summit 2018


The popular and public debate often sees the future of work as one of radical and confusing change - and not always for the good. Zero hours contracts, the gig economy, freelancing are all seen as the new normal. We stand at the brink, according to some, of a post-work world where AI will radically change the nature and quantity of work available. And hanging over all, at least for the UK, are the employment implications of Brexit. Pity the poor HR Director who has to make sense of all this and devise recruitment and skills strategies for the future. But we can at least distinguish between myth and reality of what has happened to date and use that to set out the key challenges of the future based on realistic expectations.

The World Employment Confederation believes recruiters have a real and evolving role in bringing work to employees and making talent accessible and effective for employers. There are social and business benefits to be deliver by the recruitment and staffing industry. Annemarie's presentation will centre on social innovation and how the recruitment industry can support workers and businesses in an evolving labour market.

Advances in technology and the digital sector are shifting the way we interact with the world and with each other, driving constant changes and shifts in human behaviour. With 2018 tipped to be the year when recruitment will be driven by big data, artificial intelligence, virtual and augmented reality, what do recruiters need to do to stay ahead of the curve?

Covering topics such as Google Jobs, AI, Candidate Relationship Management and the move from "advertise and apply" to "find and engage", Dave Hazlehurst, a partner at employer brand agency Ph.Creative will lead this session, with an overview of how to fuse the best use of technology with great candidate experience to find great talent.  

Getting to the heart of the reality of the recruitment industry, Miles Hunt interviews Yvette Cleland. In a fast paced business where innovation is always required, how does a business go that extra mile in order to deliver excellence? What does it take to lead a business successfully in a demanding industry sector and what will success look like in the future?

Employers can receive anywhere between 75 and 250 applications per job opening. With numbers like that, how can global recruiters possibly hope to make a meaningful difference to the diversity and inclusion challenges they face? Surely processing applications at that kind of volume will always require quick, subconscious decision making and, therefore, involve a degree of bias? Not necessarily.

In this session, Tom Viggers will discuss how global recruiters such as Unilever are using gamified neuroscience, AI and big data to reimagine volume recruitment and make radical improvements both to the diversity of their intake and the efficiency of their selection process whilst, simultaneously, vastly improving their candidates’ experience.

The regular and popular Global Recruiter UK Summit session brings internal HR and talent professionals to the stage to discuss the challenges and trends they are seeing in the recruitment function.

From skill shortages to working with external recruiters, the session offers a unique opportunity to hear from within businesses, to understand the pressures at work and identify the services and initiatives that could make a difference for the recruitment profession in the future. Hosted by James Osborne, chairman of The Recruitment Network this is a chance to gain the 'end user' perspective an insight from those on the frontline of talent management.

Panel guests confirmed:

Sue Warman, leadership coach and people strategy consultant, Sue has previously held senior HR positions at SAS and Taleo.

Michelle Platt, Senior Manager, Global Talent Acquisition at Avon Cosmetics.

Roger George, Head of People, Agilesphere. Roger has previously run hiring for Northern Europe for Adobe.

Caroline Stevens, Resourcing Director, Squire Patton Boggs

Sereena Abbassi, Head of Culture and Inclusion, M&C Saatchi Group

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